Homemade Chili

Homemade Chili Recipe

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Rebecca Hallstrom


I remember one particular time, when I was about 6 or 7 years old, we went to Meme & Gramp’s house in Clayton (N.M.)and Meme was making this chili. After dishing it up, piping hot, she topped each bowl with a squirt of ketchup and a splash of white vinegar - a little bit of the “sweet & sour” effect. I still love to eat my chili this way.

★★★★★ 1 vote
30 Min
1 Hr


2 lb
ground chuck (or lean hamburger)
1 medium
yellow onion
1 pkg
taco seasoning mix
2 Tbsp
chili powder
46 oz
tomato juice
1 Tbsp
1 tsp
1 Tbsp
garlic powder
1/4 c
sugar, optional


1Brown hamburger meat in a large pot, drain and return to pot.
2Dice onion and add to hamburger.
3Add taco seasoning, chili powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper to meat/onion, and stir well, cooking the seasonings into the meat.
4After cooking for about 10 minutes, add tomato juice and sugar (optional).
5Lower heat and simmer (covered) for about 30-45 minutes. Remove cover and "bubble" another 15 minutes, to allow sauce to thicken a bit.
6Cool slightly before serving - top dish with a squirt of ketchup and a 1/2 tsp of white vinegar, for a very tasty "sweet and sour" effect.

About Homemade Chili

Course/Dish: Beef, Beef Soups, Chili
Regional Style: Mexican
Hashtags: #hamburger, #onions